Upcoming drama Festival changes its title
…to… You’ve Fallen For Me [넌 내게 반했어]. Well, I like it, for starters a hell of a lot better than the bland original title Festival. The upcoming campus music drama starring You’re Beautiful‘s Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa went through an interesting process to get the name change, by asking fans to give their suggestions in a title contest.
Gotta say, that’s kind of brilliant, if you think about it. You garner interest and early buzz from fans, you get them invested in the drama by involving them in behind-the-scenes stuff, and most importantly, you get over 4000 titles to choose from that you didn’t have to think of yourself. Way to go, drama staff. You win today’s evil genius award.
The first thing I thought of when I read the title is the super catchy song of the same name by No Brain, which you might recognize from a scene in Coffee Prince, where Eun-chan and Han-kyul get drunk and start singing it to each other in the street.
“넌 내게 반했어” by No Brain. I DARE YOU not to get it stuck in your head all day.
You’ve Fallen For Me is basically the college version of Dream High, which is kinda what What’s Up is supposed to be, though I’m sure each has its nuanced differences. This particular iteration, set in a performing arts college, is described as a “youth melodrama.”
Hm. I wonder then if PD Pyo Min-soo will be going more Worlds Within than Coffee House. I…don’t know how I feel about the prospect of Park and Jung being anything but cute. That’s sort of the entire basis of their appeal. I’ll be crossing my fingers for a more Full-/Coffee- House vibe, with the cast he’s got. Dream High managed to be serious when it needed to, in a youthful and earnest way, so perhaps they can make that work here.
You’ve Fallen For Me premieres on Wednesday June 29 on MBC, following Best Love.
Via TV Report
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- Park Shin-hye to star in Taiwanese drama
- Park Shin-hye and Lee Min-jung’s duet MV
- Jung Yong-hwa follows in the grand tradition of kdrama second leads
- Midnight interview with You’re Beautiful’s sleep-deprived but happy cast
- You’re Beautiful’s passionate cult following
- Park Shin-hye is tired but happy
- You’re Beautiful: Episode 1